Rose sends pizzas and Kyrgios helps out – what sports stars did on Monday

Sports stars and clubs across the world continue to help their local communities – plus find new ways to amuse themselves – during the coronavirus pandemic.

Here, the PA news agency looks at some of the best examples from April 6.

Football

On-loan Newcastle defender Danny Rose last week made a £19,000 donation to the North Middlesex University Hospital in London, and he was helping out again on Monday as a bumper delivery of pizzas arrived for staff to enjoy.

Chelsea revealed that England internationals Mason Mount and Declan Rice would go head to head in a game of FIFA20 between the Blues and London rivals West Ham on Monday night.

Bristol City made Ashton Gate available for an ambulance crew who are able to undertake cornavirus tests for NHS staff.

Tennis

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Australian Nick Kyrgios took to Instagram to ask anyone left without an income to message him and said he would share whatever food he could with them, dropped off on their doorsteps.

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Cricket

Warwickshire steward Keith Morris got a surprise when he picked up the phone and heard first-team seamer Olly Hannon-Dalby on the other end of the line as players call around members and staff during the lockdown.

“I had a lovely chat to Olly,” Morris said. “We were chatting for almost an hour. How amazing for the players to take time out to call us and check how we are doing.”

Sussex coach Jason Gillespie got a pedicure from his daughter.

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Cycling

Team Ineos rider Luke Rowe has been thanked after he provided a replacement bike to an NHS worker following a theft in Cardiff.

Anaesthetic registrar Tom Roberts wrote about the theft on Twitter, prompting both Rowe and ex-Olympic champion Chris Boardman to offer help.

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And Rowe’s team-mate Michal Kwiatkowski has been helping health workers in his native Poland by offering up free accommodation to those who need it.

The former world champion wrote on Facebook that he was making a number of apartments available to frontline medical staff.

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